Canadian Football League

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Boreham heading to third Canadian Football League team

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats dealt kicker Jamie Boreham to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for import defensive lineman Alvin Washington on Tuesday.
Boreham, 28, led the CFL last season with a 61.1 yard kickoff average. The Vancouver native also made 26 of 36 field goals (72.2 per cent). The five-foot-11 220-pounder is entering his fourth CFL season. He handled both punting and place-kicking duties in his first two seasons with the Tiger-Cats.
"We're very happy to acquire Jamie," Riders GM Eric Tillman said in a release. "At the conclusion of the 2006 season, we were very honest about making a commitment to upgrade certain elements of our kicking game.
"Luca (Congi) is a fixture as our field-goal kicker, but we expect to have a strong three-man competition for the punting and kickoff positions."
Washington, 22, a six-foot-one 280-pound native of Columbus, Ohio, signed as a free agent with the Riders in January after spending four seasons at Boston College.


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